Bible Gateway is now making available in the audio Bible section of Bible Gateway’s website the one-minute Monday-Friday radio program, The Book, produced by Museum of the Bible (@museumofBible). Through this partnership the audio content, currently airing on 350 radio stations across America, is accessible on demand to Bible Gateway’s worldwide users.
“The Book is focused on the Bible’s fascinating history and impact on people from ancient times to the modern day,” says Museum of the Bible vice president Steven Bickley. “By partnering with Bible Gateway, we can bring these remarkable stories and facts about the Book of Books to the millions of visitors from more than 200 countries who regularly visit Bible Gateway to read, hear, search, study, compare and share the Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages.”
“It’s a pleasure to partner with Museum of the Bible to make The Book radio program available for millions to enjoy on Bible Gateway,” says Rachel Barach, general manager of Bible Gateway. “Providing The Book to users is one more way the site is helping people all over the world engage with the Bible.”
Topics covered by The Book have included Bible verses inscribed on monuments and buildings in Washington, DC; how the Bible influenced John Newton to renounce slave trading and eventually write the hymn Amazing Grace; a Bible that can fit on the head of a pin and requires an electron microscope to read it; the letter written by President Franklin Roosevelt that was inserted into Bibles given to WWII soldiers; the medieval illuminations of Ireland’s Book of Kells; the stunning discovery in Cairo in the 1800s of more than 200,000 fragmentary Jewish texts in an ancient synagogue that include translations of the Hebrew Bible; and more. Hear them in the archive. And watch videos of the program.
[See our blogpost, A Collection of Bible Museums & Exhibits]
Museum of the Bible invites all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits, including artifact research, education initiatives and an international museum opening in late 2017 in Washington. The 430,000-square-foot, $400 million Museum of the Bible, dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, will be located three blocks from the US Capitol. As of 2016, it has sponsored traveling exhibits in several US cities and four other countries.